Coach Houser has qualified
teams for Jr. Nationals!
In 2006 he was the head coach of
Roanoke 15 N Team! Touch
here to see pics
of their trip to Nationals!
Roanoke 16 N
did it! Pics of '09 Nationals are
Then in 2012, his NRV
N Team qualified. You can see pictures
STAR coaches direct volleyball camps every week, all summer, every summer.
There's a lot of learning and expectations; and, a lot of smiles and fun!
January 2, 2016
Fort Chiswell Club Clinic
Fort Chiswell, Va
We can still direct camps anywhere in the USA on any week!
Please contact me and I will send one of my incredible staff members to create the camp that your athletes deserve!
||Aug 9 - 12, 2016
McMichael High Mayodan, NC
STAR Skills Camp
"We remember that at your camp last year every level of
player was a focus."
March 30, 2015
"Hi Coach Houser! I was hoping to ask a favor... I would like to be able to come and watch a camp of yours so I could get the chance to observe new drills and things. I just got the head coaching position at [X] College & I feel a little rusty in that area and would love to come watch and learn from you and your coaches. Do you think something like that would be okay? I would appreciate it very much!"
October 16, 2015
"On MaxPreps you can set the filter to show all schools in Virginia. My daughter is #5 in aces in ALL divisions and #1 with 1.34 aces per set in the entire state! Your serves work!!!"
September 25, 2015
"I really appreciate how much you care and actually take the time to find out how we're doing and you're always so encouraging! Thank you so much, it means so much to me. And I honestly feel like if I hadn't went to your camp this past summer that I'd be sitting on the bench this season instead of playing. So thank you for everything."
Carissa Bethel, Magna Vista c/o '17
July 5, 2013
"I wanted to pass on that Emma loved High Expectations! She said it was the best camp she has ever attended, and as a parent the organization is phenominal. It was worth losing 3 days of my vacation. Thanks for everything."
Christy Lipscomb, mother of Emma, Nelson County, c/o '17
August 4, 2014.
"No I should say 'thank you'.
You have given Ashlyn a new look at volleyball. You are the best!!"
Laura St Clair, whose daughter attended the 2014 High Expectations Camp
July 15, 2012.
"Erin had a great time at the Max Camp and was grateful for the opportunity to go. The amount of coaching experience and knowledge combined at this camp was awesome! Kudos to Coach Willis for his exceptional motivation and encouragement! I heard the food was very good as well as the accommodations for the overnight campers. Erin is already looking forward to coming back next year. :)
Angie Mays, mother of the 2012 Maximum Expectations, 2013 College Expectations and 4-time STAR camper
July 28, 2013.
"Lots of dfferent levels of players at the university camp that we're at today. Its fine, just expected higher level of players to challenge my daughter. I'm finding out that the university camps do some things well....but YOUR camps have different goals and do most things much better!!"
August 7, 2012.
Coach Houser: [My daughter] had an awesome time at the Roanoke
Catholic camp!! I think it was great for her confidence
before going into tryouts! Thank you so much for all the help you
and your staff gave to her! by the way she made her jv team at [her
June 11, 2012.
[My daughter] attended your camp last year at Carlisle and LOVED it. Really it was her favorite thing of the summer, and
she is so looking forward to this year's camp too.
July 12, 2011.
Expectations was an incredible experience for my
daughter. She had an opportunity to learn so much from numerous
college coaches. I was particularly impressed with the classroom
education provided about college volleyball opportunities. My
husband had a great conversation with her following camp pertaining
to exercise. He later commented to me that she had been introduced
to topics in your camp that he had studied in college!! You are
blessed with a unique talent of blending volleyball skills,
education, and FUN to create the perfect cocktail! She is all ready
looking forward to attending HE (and possibly ME) next year.
Aug 26, 2015.
"Wanted to let you know that my daughter went on a very important and impressive serving run last night. Although the team ended up losing the 3rd set tiebreaker, she entered the game specifically to serve with her team behind 18-22 in the second set. She proceeded to go on a very impressive 5 point run that ultimately led us to a 2nd set win. Thanks again for teaching her both volleyball and life skills."
June 9, 2011.
We all walked into the gym this morning and knew it wasn't
going to be the same without you guys back this summer. We miss all of you so
much and wish you guys were up here again. :( We're
not laughing or anything. Just wanted to let you know that
we're all thinking of you guys. Some of us have already called Devyn
and Sam because we miss steal the bacon, and "DEAL?" "PICKLE!" and
all of the little things, especially taking notes in the hallway as
we talk about our lives that bring us together with the great game
of volleyball. After we stretch at the end of the day, us
seniors bring the team together in our huddle and do your infamous
"TOGETHER WE CAN." And we'll never forget what you've taught
us about ourselves to make a team.
July 12, 2010.
I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the VIP last night with Devyn and today's Rising Stars Camp. This is Olivia's 1st time really ever
playing volleyball and she is just so excited. I thought maybe
this might be a sport that builds her young spirit up and brings out
her passion for a sport. The last 2 days of her spending time with
your organization has really excited her. I just wanted to tell you
that you have done a really great job with this game of volleyball
for these girls. I'm just so impressed and Devyn is a gem.
Kim Frank, mother of Olivia Frank, Salem High, c/o '17.
Aug 8, 2010
The High Expectations camp i went to at VES was definitely the most
helpful camp Ive been to all summer. I got in lots of reps and the
amount of knowledgeable coaches there allowed a lot more attention
to be focused on individual players.
Gussie Revercomb, c/o '13, North Cross School.
August 5, 2011
"I've learned a lot this week, but the most important things that i
learned (or rather been relearned) was the fact that team comes way
before me and so whatever my coach does I'm sure he will be doing it
for the benefit of the team and that's great. Thanks!"
A 2011 Westover Veteran
All host coaches receive a complimentary copy of
Two "I Can't Wait" Ebooks And Drill Collection.
If the 2nd set of Ebooks have been published, host coaches will
receive them as well!
Let's do a camp or an in-season clinic for your kids soon!
Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and
we'll get the planning started.
You can also find me on Facebook.
March 28, 2016
"I just had email with some cool news! The encouraging coaching techniques, drills, and all that you have taught have reached the ends of the earth!!!!! We traveled to one of the farthest and most remote islands in Indonesia. I was able to teach the smaller children proper passing, setting, and hitting form (they call hitting “smash” here!) They were so excited when they did well and smiled the entire time! I just had to email you and let you know how much of an impact you were having on the people here! All of the time and knowledge and positive, encouraging attitude you have poured into me for so many years is now being poured into people who also love the game of volleyball. "
Maribeth Kern, STAR Camp Staff Member
August 19, 2011
The team has
grown so much! In fact Sunday we have a team pool
party! We have continued having "Captain Of The Day". On
game days it is seniors and practices it is underclassmen. I
really like this idea you shared with us this summer. Our
captains the past two matches have made us cute ribbons for
our hair with our name and number, and a ribbon for our
shoes with our number and initial, and cookies! :) I
can not wait for you to come watch us play! I miss you guys!
April 21, 2011
Emily had a
great time at TCS last summer and your style of coaching the
girls is awesome!!!!
Your enthusiasm shows on the court and I want to let you
know how much Emily values what you tell her. I
wanted to tell you---- We stayed to watch your team at RVC
are something else !!!!
Thanks for all you do !
Donna Drewry, mother of Emily, a
2010 STAR camper.
July 13, 2010.
Thanks to you and your team of coaches for doing an AWESOME job at TCS
this past week. My daughter is a rising 6th grader and had such an
incredible time. She has never been one to enjoy athletics so we
were a bit skeptical about putting her in this camp. She was excited
everyday after camp and enthusiastic about returning each morning. We
were thrilled for her and thank you and your coaches so much for making
this a fun and enjoyable time. She grew and learned so much in that
short amount of time. We have been so proud of her progress and happy
that she found a sport she enjoys (much to the credit of your
coaches...she loved them)!
Aug, 7, 2008.
My daughter Felisha was at your High Expectations Camp at JFHS.
It was the best camp she had ever attended. After we left you, she
went to James Madison University for a hitter camp, then to Va Tech for
their Specialty Camp and a team skills camp. None compared to the
fundamentals that you instilled in her. She grew from the things
you guys taught her. And she got the hitter position on her school
team that she tried out for against against a lot of talented girls, and
is a hitter on her varsity team. We couldn't have done it w/o you!
Mellanie Kello, of New Kent, Virginia.
Sept 12, 2009.
"You can go to a big university
camp and spend $500 and just play a bunch a games. To get
the kind of instruction that STAR camps give your players is
a total bargain."
Head Coach, Westover Christian School,
July 22, 2009.
"Thanks for all of your time and heart, the
feedback is outstanding!
We want you back next year!"
Maria Rushbrooke, head coach of
April 3, 2010
"We all love your
coaching style! You definitely have a gift!!"
Amy Amerell, mother of a 2008 High Expectations camper,
and then she hosted a 2009 High Expectations Camp in 2009!
"We remember that at your camp last year every level of
player was a focus. That’s why you are so great."
Patricia Eggleston, mother of Amy, 2011 Roanoke Catholic Camper
"Thank you for once again making the camp such a memorable
experience for her. You have such a wonderful way of
encouraging each of them! Daphne thinks you are the
best coach ever. :)"
Tamara Allen, mother of Daphne, 2011 Max Expectations Camper
"I was told my approach was perfect by our JV coach and i
definitely knew it was because of your camps. She played
high school and college (D2). When I asked her for
help, she told me my approach was perfect, that I was one of
the few girls who brings both arms up, etc.
Sami Hanes, St. Marys Pa camper 2008, 2009, 2010.
We all walked into the gym the first morning of camp at nine
knew it wasn't going to be the same without you guys here this
summer. We miss all of
you so much and can't believe coach didn't call you guys back to
come back up here again. :( It's not that
the man brought in isn't a good
coach or that he doesn't know what he's doing, because he sure does,
but he just doesn't get involved with us. It's like he barely knows our
names and just seems to be treating us as another camp for a pay
check or something.
A 2009-2011 camper whose coach brought in a new camp for 2012.
Does your daughter
some private time with my staff?
We offer private lessons at
North Cross School nearly every Sat & Sun night.
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"Coach Houser, just wanted to thank you and the entire staff for such a great camp. Cathryn fell in love with volleyball all over again. All of the girls were so nice and she made lots of new friends on top of the skills that she learned. Already looking forward to next year. "
Michael Estes, father of Cathryn who was a 2016 College Expectations participant.
"The camp experience was a success! Everyone has had nothing but great things to say about the week. Let your staff know that they did a great job inspiring the players and helping to foster love for the sport"
Amber Raynor, host of the 2016 Arundel Aviators Rookie Camp near Annapolis MD
"Hey coach! I served 13 floater serves in a row & 8 of them were aces at my game against tonight! I just wanted to thank you for teaching me your amazing floater serve..... They really couldn't pass it. They even pulled 5 players back for serve receive!!! So thank you so much for teaching me how to serve at your camp! Best camp ever!!!"
Hannah Gilley, camper at the 2015 Patrick Henry Community College Camp
"It was great to have you here. Your staff was wonderful and it was nice to see my girls learning so much. They really loved the camp and thought that it really brought them together. Thanks again for all of your time and effort to make my camp so special!"
Vickie Reising, host of a 2013 and 2015 STAR camp at South Caldwell High School, Hudson, NC
"I really admire the kind of coach you are. Not only do your methods make sense but they stick with the young athletes. Your silly comments....I have to admit they work!! I did order your e-books. I am coaching my first travel team and I will do everything I can so that those girls walk away with a love for the sport that will last a life time! Your books will help to prepare me!!"
John Bracken, father of Allie, c/o '18 and USAV coach in Virginia
"Brooke loved the camp!! Made her work! Awesome coaching and assistants. And of course thank you Sharon Lockert for finding Tom Houser!"
Phil Essner, father of a camper at Analy High School (CA) in 2014
"I am so convinced of your philosophy of building a team atmosphere for girls. It's awesome. Today at practice everbody was smiling & having a blast. You would have loved it."
Jim Barber, host of 11 STAR camps.
"Your camp is wonderful, your assistants are wonderful, you are wonderful! I can’t tell you how many girls have come up to me in this first week of school to tell me how much they loved camp. Every one of them wants to know if you’re coming back next summer. Even the graduates want a division opened for them! I guess we need to talk. :)
Sharon Lochert, host of the '13 camp at Hillcrest Middle near Santa Rosa CA
"After a disappointing travel season, the camp at Roanoke Catholic was a very rewarding and confidence builder for her."
Laura Smith, mother of Kimmie, a Roanoke Catholic 2013 camper.
"The girls who came to camp are all at tryouts, and we are using the Drill Collection you gave me for hosting. I cannot tell you how much we have learned!"
Nicole Kane, host of the 2013 Appomattox camp.
camp was right on what I had wanted to happen. I especially
appreciate your words about the "team".
Sam Farrar, host of the 2012 Paul VI camp.
"Thanks again for everything. My team and I loved the
Stephanie Meade, host of the '12
& '13 John
"Thank you again for such a wonderful camp. You are one in a
Amy Amerell, mother of a High Expectations camper, and then host of a High Expectations Camp!
“Thank you for a great camp week! Our team learned so much
from you & I am excited to start the season. Your emphasis
on "team" rather than self not only encourages them in
volleyball, but keeps the focus where it should be on & off
the court. Keep doing what you do! I look forward to the
opportunity for our girls to work with you again
in the future."
Angie Mays, mother Maximum Expectations and
two-time WCA camper.
“Tom not only brings his technical knowledge of the game but
has a passion for what he is doing”
Jim Barber, host of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013 STAR Skills Camps
"I can't even express how much this camp helped me and the
Julianna Garren, head coach, Carlisle School, and host of a 2011 & 2012 STAR camp.
"Your efforts last summer definitely paid off with the local
teams. Thanks for your investment in our program and the
program at Roanoke Catholic! You
Barry Kane, head coach, Timberlake Christian and host of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 STAR camps.
"I was encouraged how much our girls improved this year. We
are getting there piece by piece. I am really excited that
our serve receive and defense really improved. That more
than anything is what I have gleaned from our friendship.
Defense, serve receive, defense, serve receive, defense."
Will Greene, host of the Virginia Episcopal STAR camp in 2010
"We are from Richmond and I have watched you. It is clear
that you love this sport more than anyone I have ever seen
before. I have seen you coach your kids and you teach them
how to do it right and with high expectations. Kids need
Becky Heldreth, mother of Carrie, Roan Catholic STAR '10
Camper Of The Week
"Thank you for taking the time to help us build a team! I
always enjoy being around you and watching you coach, but
most importantly TEACH!"
Mary Tyree, head coach at Covington High School, host of a
2010 in-season clinic.
"Coach Houser's camp was
a home run for our girls! There is no question that the
girls grew an incredible amount both individually and as a
team. The amount of individual attention, encouraging but
intense instruction, and thoughtful dialogue make this camp
hard to beat. I would recommend it to any coach or team as
great alternative or complement to going to a college
program's volleyball camp."
Will Greene, host of the Virginia Episcopal STAR camp in 2010
"Danny Miller and
his staff were awesome. They really helped the players.
My players were asked by the assistants to give more effort
all the time, which is great advice, especially from someone
close to their age. Please tell Danny and his
staff thank you for everything they did. The camp was a lot
Heidi Moore, host of the Patrick Co STAR camp in 2010, 2011 and 2012
"Because of your camp my daughter has attended for the past two
years, she was named MVP for the middle school team at Timberlake
It is worth the money! I recommend it to many moms."
Sandi Martin, mother of 2009 Timberlake and 2008 Jefferson Forest camper.
"We are very
excited about you coming to Dan River to help our players and
program. I believe in the future we will look back on this
week as a turning point in the turnaround of the program."
Bobby Shields, host of the Dan River STAR camp in 2010.
Then DR hosted camps in 2011 & 2012.
"We loved having
you all here this week. I know the girls learned tons and are very
grateful. I also learned quite a bit and want to thank you all for,
not only the skills lessons, but all the talk about TEAM. I know the
girls that came to the camp will help me with that. I will
definitely keep in touch throughout the season & I know we would
love to have you come back next year."
Whitney Dove, head coach at Riverheads High in Staunton, VA, STAR
host in 2009
"I know you hear this alot, but you are an awesome coach! Your email after the
tournament made my daughter's day! You can use my words
because I would tell anyone! I manage a large company and I know
great leadership when I see it. Thanks again for staying close to
James Mercadante, father of Kelsey, STAR Camper 2005
you for providing a great experience for my girls. Lucia was pretty
much sure she wasn't playing this year. I insisted she go to camp
before she made her final decision, and she's now turned around and
looking forward to playing. Thanks for your encouragement & taking
time to make her feel like a worthwhile part of the team. She has
nothing but good things to say about you."
Missy Cadori, mother of two St Marys 2009 campers.
"I am a big Tom
Houser fan and I couldn't think of a better fit for our girls at this
stage of their development."
Will Greene, host of the Virginia Episcopal School STAR camp in 2010.
was absolutely amazing! I was so nervous about this coming season,
because my coach wanted me to play a new position I wasn't used to,
but now I feel totally ready for the coming school season! I'm so
grateful for you and all the coaches for pushing me to learn and
prepare myself. I'll keep you and all the coaches in mind this year
every game! Thank you!"
Sandy Serio, camper at the EC Glass High Expectations Camp,
played in the round robin last Friday. It was so cool to see
how far we've come! The parents were so impressed with the
girls' progress. The credit goes to you!"
Penni Douglas, host of
a 2007 Camp at Oconee Christian
Coach Houser's practices they reminded me of the purpose and
intensity that we saw during the Regional High Performance camps my
has attended. Every drill is well planned out and executed. Each has
a purpose, and builds on what was learned in earlier sessions. The
players are encouraged to play the game with passion along with
Dorothy McIntyre, Girls Junior Director, Old Dominion Region.
I just wanted to thank you for letting me help out with the camp
again this year. It was awesome seeing you guys and it was great
working with the kids and not only teaching them, but also learning
about them too. I plan on coming back again next year and help you
guys out! I love being apart of the Coach Houser camp - it makes my
whole summer! Thanks again!
Lori Bryant, Red Lion Christian Academy camper in 2006 and 2007,
and assistant in 2008 and 2009.
Thanks for sending such great coaches to help us out. It is
too far out but I think I want to have them back next year.
The money we spent was money well spent. Thanks again for
making it possible.
Edgardo Ullrich, host of an in-season clinic at Shenandoah Valley
Academy, August 19, 2009
"I just looked at our camp web page with all the pictures, and it is great!! Thanks for the
great job you and your coaches did, I could not ask for better."
Sharon Owens, Host of a 2006 Camp at Lebanon
High School in Lebanon, Va.
"One of the main
things I am so proud of is the way my girls played as a TEAM, and I want
to thank you for starting that with us at camp this summer. That
made a huge difference this year."
Whitney Dove, host of the Riverheads STAR camp in 2009.
"I wanted to let
you know that I received good news this week! I will be the head
coach for Timberlake's varsity volleyball team again this year. I finally
got the approval this week. I can't wait to put into practice some
of the things I have learned at your camps the last two years."
Barry Kane, head coach, Timberlake Christian and host of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 STAR camps.
"Thank you so much for your love for these girls. And for your hard
Nikki Parkinson, host of the Red Lion Christian Camp in 2008 and 2009